Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia’s World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen’s superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down to the wire.

Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain beats Iran 1-0

A scrappy second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on June 21.

Federer marches past Bedene in Halle, Zverev exits

Defending champion Roger Federer continued his fine run on grass ahead of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-4 win over Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in the opening round of the Halle Open on Tuesday, while second-seeded Alexander Zverev suffered an early exit.

Kane strikes twice as England snatch 2-1 win over Tunisia

England captain Harry Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time winner as he led his side to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup match on June 18.

V.League: Hanoi FC suffer shock defeat at Saigon

Mauritanian forward Da Sylva scored four goals in Saigon’s fantastic 5-2 victory over Hanoi FC in the 14th round of the 2018 V.League on June 17, thus putting an end to the first-leg winners’ fairytale unbeaten run which lasted 13 consecutive games so far this season.

Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday (Jun 14) with a 5-0 tournament opening win over Saudi Arabia.

Hanoi Int’l Marathon 2019 to help promote capital city

The first ever Hanoi International Marathon will take place on April 14 next year, its organising board announced during a press conference in the capital city on June 14.

Doan Ket is exhilarating mass sports movement

(HBO) – In recent years, besides the role of social and economic developments, these sports and physical gymnastics activities have always been paid attention by Doan Ket commune (Yen Thuy district). The movement "All people exercise as the example of Uncle Ho” was promoted, and attracted a large number of people joining in. By diversifying the contents and forms of training, and maintaining the organization of many competitive activities, the sports and physical gymnastics movement in commune takes place regularly, which contributes to improve health, solidarity for government officers and people.

Man United Forbes’ most valuable soccer team again

Manchester United are the world's most valuable soccer club for a second consecutive year, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday.

Myanmar introduces vovinam in six national sport academies

Myanmar has introduced the traditional Vietnamese martial art vovinam in the curricula of six national sport academies in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Madalay, Mon, Rayah, Shon and Sagain.

National traditional rowing contest kicks off in Binh Thuan

The 2018 national traditional rowing contest opened in Phan Thiet city of the central province of Binh Thuan on June 10.

Big five European leagues enjoy record revenues - Deloitte
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The combined revenue of the big five leagues - in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy - was 12.6 billion pounds in the 2016-17 season, representing a 9% increase from the previous year, according to data released on Thursday by Deloitte.

Cyclist Nguyen Thi That wins Belgium cycle race

Vietnamese cyclist Nguyen Thi That has won the one-day woman’s race Dwars door de Westhoek in Belgium.

Soccer World Cup hosts Russia extend winless streak

World Cup hosts Russia, lying a miserable 66th in the FIFA rankings, extended their winless streak to seven games when they were held 1-1 at home by Turkey on Tuesday in their final friendly before the tournament.

Development of football in the city of Hoa Binh

(HBO) – In recent years, the movement of physical training and sports in Hoa Binh city has developed significantly with a wide range of sports. Particularly, football is considered as "the King of sport” and attracts people of all ages to participate in practice. Therefore, it helps to improve health, increase solidarity and select talents for fostering and participating in football tournaments of the province and area.

Vietnam wins golds at world gymnastics champs in Slovenia

Vietnamese gymnasts Le Thanh Tung and Dinh Duong Thanh claimed two gold medals at the World Challenge Cup 2018 in Slovenia on June 3.

Trouncing Khanh Hoa 4-0, Hanoi extend unbeaten run
2018 V.League 1 Round 11

Hosts Hanoi FC 4-0 bagged an easy victory over Khanh Hoa in the 11th round of the 2018 V.League 1 on late Sunday, consolidating their top spot in the table with 29 points after 11 games unbeaten.

Vietnam wins bronze medal at international volleyball tourney

Vietnam bagged bronze medal at the first LienVietPostBank International Men’s Volleyball Tournament which wrapped up in the northern province of Ha Nam on May 31.

Vietnamese wins Three-Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup in HCM City

Cueist Tran Quyet Chien (world No 18) has become the new champion of the 2018 Three-Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup, which took place in Ho Chi Minh City from May 25.

Vietnam ranked third at 5th Taekwondo Poomsae Championship

Vietnam finished third at the fifth Asian Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, which closed in Ho Chi Minh City on May 28.

Vietnamese athlete wins gold medal at Asian Taekwondo Champs

Vietnamese athlete Truong Thi Kim Tuyen won the first gold medal for the country at the 23rd Asian Taekwondo Championship in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hop Hoa commune - a bright spot in the movement of sports and physical training.

(HBO) - In response to the campaign of "All people practice exercise in accordance with Uncle Ho's great example", the movement of sports and physical training has been enthusiastically responded to by the local people of Hop Hoa commune (Luong Son), which is known as the typical commune obtaining strongly developed sports and physical training movements of Luong Son District.

Champion Ostapenko dumped in round one of French Open

Jelena Ostapenko became only the sixth female Grand Slam champion to lose in the opening round of their title defence on Sunday when she lost to Kateryna Kozlova at the French Open.

Finalists confirmed for men’s and women’s team events
36th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships

Hanoi 1 came from two matches down to beat Khanh Hoa 3-2 in the men’s team semifinals of the 36th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships on May 23, to set up a final clash with Hai Duong 1.

Arsenal appoint Emery as new manager to succeed Wenger
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Arsenal named Spaniard Unai Emery as their first new manager for 22 years on Wednesday following Arsene Wenger's departure at the end of the last campaign. The Premier League club's website said the 46-year-old would join as head coach, having spent the last two years at Paris St Germain, with whom he recently claimed a domestic treble.